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Blake Patterson
Works at TouchArcade.com
Attended Christopher Newport University
Lives in Alexandria, VA
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A look at both Rescue on Fractalus (1985) and No Man's Sky (2016).

http://www.bytecellar.com/2016/11/14/procedural-planetary-exploration-across-the-decades/
Regular readers are surely aware that I'm rather addicted to the space exploration game No Man's Sky by Hello Games. I recently detailed my love for the title and gave an account of the high-end gaming PC I built specifically to play No Man's Sky to the fullest, after having fallen in love with ...
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A few words about the gaming PC I just built to play No Man's Sky.

http://www.bytecellar.com/2016/10/04/my-skylake-gaming-pc-build/
A month ago I shared my feelings about Hello Games' space exploration game No Man's Sky. (Spoiler: I loved it — and still do, about 150 hours in.) In the post I mentioned that parts were in the mail for a high-end gaming PC build that would allow me to enjoy NMS at 60fps with adjustable POV ...
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This is one of my very occasional Byte Cellar posts not pertaining to vintage computing, but it's something I've really had on my mind and have been needing to share for the past few weeks. Earlier this month Hello Games released their much anticipated space exploration / survival game No Man's ...
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Absolutely true. I too have reviewed NMS and presented many of the same points.

Great job articulating.
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I've put together a blog post with some backstory (from the app's author) about the image that I shared here recently.

http://www.bytecellar.com/2016/08/25/a-little-app-called-flylab-running-on-my-nextstation/
Last week was Back To School Week at r/Retrobattlestations. The challenge was to photograph your vintage computer running an educational program of some sort. For this one, a rather obscure little app that I ran across when first loading up the NeXTstation that I acquired in 2000 came to mind.
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http://flylab.org is still around :-)
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The Apple IIgs Dealer Demo, shown on a Saturday in September of 1986 during the IIgs public release.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scvWc7ed9Ec&t=4s
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An odd post, for me. Just kind of talking, here. Hope you enjoy.

http://www.bytecellar.com/2016/11/10/the-year-that-starglider-and-the-atari-st-saved-halloween/
(The U.S. presidential election took place yesterday, and today I am greatly in need of some serious distraction, so I thought I'd write a post about a particular computing memory from decades past that's been on my mind lately, but is not something I would typically sit down and write about.
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+Mark Miller Yea, am aware. This was pretty early though, 1986. I'd not encountered it yet, despite having owned several machines using the Yamaha chip before. Was telling it from perspective of 14 year old me. :-)
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A few words about the first PC I've built in 18 years.

http://www.bytecellar.com/2016/10/04/my-skylake-gaming-pc-build/
A month ago I shared my feelings about Hello Games' space exploration game No Man's Sky. (Spoiler: I loved it — and still do, about 150 hours in.) In the post I mentioned that parts were in the mail for a high-end gaming PC build that would allow me to enjoy NMS at 60fps with adjustable POV ...
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Legendary game maker Jeff Minter chimes in on No Man's Sky (spoiler: he loves it).

http://minotaurproject.co.uk/blog/?p=380
For the last month the Internet has been reverberating with the massed moaning of a nearly infinite galaxy of procedurally-generated nerds all with their knickers in a bollock-binding twist over the fact that the long-anticipated No Man's Sky turned out to be, in the end, not what they had ...
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This is one of my very occasional Byte Cellar posts not pertaining to vintage computing, but it's something I've really had on my mind and have been needing to share for the past few weeks. Earlier this month Hello Games released their much anticipated space exploration / survival game No Man's ...
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I remember to have played Elite on an Amiga 500 computer. Back then the idea was already ground breaking. But now, with the ability of generating such awful beautiful graphics this game holds so many possibilities that I personally believe they will project all of Asimov's foundation fantasies in it :)
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A blog post with some backstory about the image I shared recently.

http://www.bytecellar.com/2016/08/25/a-little-app-called-flylab-running-on-my-nextstation/
Last week was Back To School Week at r/Retrobattlestations. The challenge was to photograph your vintage computer running an educational program of some sort. For this one, a rather obscure little app that I ran across when first loading up the NeXTstation that I acquired in 2000 came to mind.
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Work
Occupation
Blogger, Developer
Employment
  • TouchArcade.com
    Blogger, Developer, 2008 - present
  • AFL-CIO
    Web Developer, 2001 - 2011
  • Computer Sciences Corporation
    Web Developer, 1999 - 2001
  • Acuity Technology Services
    Tech Consultant, 1998 - 1999
  • University of Virginia
    Systems Engineer, 1997 - 1998
  • Gannett Fleming Inc.
    System Administrator, 1996 - 1997
  • ViGYAN Inc.
    Developer, 1993 - 1994
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Currently
Alexandria, VA
Previously
Charlottesville, VA - Williamsburg, VA - Newport News, VA - Yorktown, VA
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I run TouchArcade.com and ByteCellar.com. I am a game lover and a retro nut.
Education
  • Christopher Newport University
    Computer Science, 1991 - 1995
  • Old Dominion University
    1995 - 1995
  • Hampton Roads Academy
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